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Tequila Ocho - Single Estate Vintage

Arandas, Los Altos, Jalisco, Mexico

Tequila Ocho is the product of collaboration between third generation Tequilero Felipe Camarena and Tomas Estes, Ambassador of Tequila to Europe. What differentiates Ocho from other tequilas and makes it unique in its category is its rarity. Because of the time it takes an agave to mature, each estate cannot be replenished for almost ten years after each harvest, thus making each vintage of Ocho a rare and collectable tequila. Ocho was launched on August 8, 2008 in California, and the first vintage was sold out in less than six months.

While Ocho’s product concept is highly innovative, the process by which the tequila is made remains highly traditional. All agaves are slow-cooked at low temperatures in stone ovens and fermented naturally with airborne yeast. The distillation is done very slowly at low heat to retain the maximum agave flavors. No chemicals are used. The artisanal approach is intensely handcrafted at every step of production, including the packaging, when each bottle is numbered by hand and stamped with the estate name of each vintage.

Plata - Silver
Añejo
Reposado
Plata - Silver
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Tequila Ocho Reposado - 2008 Carrizal - single estate
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Rancho Carrizal - 2008
11,088 bottles
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El Vergel - 2007
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Los Corrales - 2010
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Vintages of Tequila Ocho

2007 Blanco - La Rivera
2007 Reposado - El Vergel (the orchard)
2007 Añejo - El Vergel (the orchard) - A light clear brilliance. On the nose, we detect wood with dried fruits and powdered sugar along with hints of cinnamon, orange peel, plum and caramel. On the palate, this añejo is thick and smooth. It initially opens up to cinnamon, brown sugar, apricots and toasted almonds. In the middle comes some plum, lavender and black olives and this complex tequila finishes with coffee and cacao accents.

2008 Blanco - Carrizal - The 2008 Plata has a sweetly floral nose with extra ripe agaves and candied fruit presenting themselves. We detect citrus, cinnamon, dried fruit and almond on the palate with a lingering hint of spearmint on the finish.
2008 Reposado - Carrizal - A light straw color with brilliant clarity. On the nose, we detect a strong, broad floral presence and sweet, cooked agave. Oak accents are present a are vanilla, tapinade, egg custard and cooked orchard fruits. On the palate, we are initially assaulted by soft, ripe agave followed by balanced fruit and acidity that delivers an incredibly smooth taste. There is a subtle oak presence that continues into the finish with soft tannin notes and an agave sweetness that lingers.
2008 Añejo - Carrizal - available in July 2009

2009 Tequila Ocho - Plata, Las Pomez – Nose: Sweet molasses, butterscotch and ripe agave opening up to cooked pumpkin and hints of peppermint. Palate: fresh, lively, round sweetness, subtle tropical fruits and a hint of cinnamon.

2009 Tequila Ocho - Reposado, Las Pomez – Nose: Sweet agave nectar, rich custard, with a slight accent of cinnamon and ripe tropical fruits. Palate: clean sweetness balanced with dry notes, earthy agave with apricots and accents of oak and nutmeg.

Tequila Ocho
Single Estate Vintage
Arandas, Los Altos, Jalisco, Mexico

Distillery: Cía. Tequilera Los Alambiques, S.A. de C.V.
NOM 1474 - DOT 189
Alvaro Obregon 1914, Col. Centro, C.P. 47180, Arandas, Jalisco.
Tel: 3-563-3222.

Internet: http://www.tequilaocho.com/
Tequila Ocho - Single Estate Vintage Tequila


Last Revision - 09 March 2011 - jat
Tequila Ocho - Single Estate Vintage - Arandas, Los Altos, Jalisco, Mexico